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Bloomberg
May 2, 2014 10:00am EDT
. thanwonder if we care more angela merkel does. germany has a great business relationship with russia. wentieve gerhard schroder to work for a russian company after he was chancellor of germany. it seems that america has this , cold war,0's style leftover unhappiness, but no reason to be so worried. quickly direct economic interest in ukraine for the united states is not great. is alsode with russia not huge, although companies such as exxon mobil and boeing have important projects in russia. but it is important for foreign policy credibility. the u.s. has certain red lines. it committed to defending ukraine's territorial sovereignty. that credibility is important with respect to asia. president obama was reassuring asian partners and allies the u.s. would come to their defense in a situation in which chinese territorial ambitions seem to be growing. or is a broader repercussion that goes beyond ukraine and russia for the united states. >> we seem to be spreading ourselves them. we are going to defend asian countries against china? we are going to defend the ukraine against russia? di
Bloomberg
Apr 29, 2014 10:00am EDT
much more pain than germany. in that sense, the west still has some real cards to play. >> do they have the guts to play them? >> that's an excellent question. >> by renouncing the use of military force, i think the president has undermined his own diplomacy. sanctions are a powerful weapon but russia is a lot bigger than russia -- then i ran -- is a lot bigger than iran. >> there is an institutional malaise, governments are too large and spend too much money. there are people who disagree with you. in your opinion, who is the most dangerous economic thinker writing today? >> i'm going to be extremely careful about answering that. >> you've never been extremely careful to date, why start now? are you kidding me? >> it is important not to personalized debate. the economics profession has a lot to answer for. there have been flawed models that led us into a financial crisis that hardly any professional economists foresaw. they tend to think the world is some kind of machine they can model. that has led us into all kinds of policy errors and wrong diagnoses. i won't name any in particular
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